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Tony Snow to Undergo Surgery

Tony Snow will undergo surgery on Monday to remove a small growth.

Presidential spokesman Tony Snow is undergoing surgery Monday to remove a small growth in his lower abdomen, a procedure he said was being done "out of an aggressive sense of caution" because he had colon cancer two years ago.

He said Friday that cancer tests have been negative since the growth _ about the size of the tip of his small finger _ was discovered in his lower right pelvic area, but that doctors decided to remove it to be sure.

"Please do not leap to conclusions about this because we don't know what this is," Snow told reporters. "We know it's coming out and I know I'll be back soon."

Snow, 51, had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He and his wife have three young children.

Mary Katharine Ham comments on the reaction of some at the Huffington Post.


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Shockingly enough, the usua... (Below threshold)

Shockingly enough, the usual trolls are silent here...

What do you want us to say,... (Below threshold)
Brian:

What do you want us to say, Steve? Should we follow the theme of the Edwards posts? Say that we hope Snow recovers, but he's also a shameless bastard who's using his illness for political gain and we won't miss him if he dies?

In fact... ha! Snow doesn't even have cancer! He's just trotting out this "growth" to temper the sympathy Edwards was getting!

Is that what we're supposed to say, Steve? Well, no thanks. We'll leave the gloating about someone else's illness to you and the right.

Lorie apparently takes issue with "the reaction of some" on the left with Snow, but seems to pay no mind to "the reaction of some" about Edwards right here on these very pages. No surprise there.

Brian do you realize that y... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Brian do you realize that you a kind of...pompous?

I'm just glad he's been off... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

I'm just glad he's been off my radio for the past year. No one shovelled the neo-con shit like this character. You could always tell when he was lying, though: he'd giggle.

The vast majority of posts ... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

The vast majority of posts and comments on Edwards from the center and right have been sympathetic and filled with best wishes and prayers. Brian is projecting his own internal hate on others.

Michael, no, online at least, Brian is an asshole. Pompous is an occasional mask he wears, but he's an asshole fulltime. With the occasional smoke, coffee, and lunch breaks.

Brian is just ashamed of hi... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Brian is just ashamed of his own people. And over at Huffpost I hear they are wishing him ill.
And he's not even running for anything. He's just a spokesman - not a policy maker or anything.

Nice.

Right, Sock Puppet Jo. But ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Right, Sock Puppet Jo. But it's OK to wish ill upon the wife of a presidential candidate.

Nice.

jo said: "And over at Huffp... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

jo said: "And over at Huffpost I hear they are wishing him ill."

Did you hear this on Gibson's show ,too? Or at one of 100 other places where Bushbots gather together for warmth?

The memo has gone out: Imply across all media(again!) that anonymous blog COMMENTERS are contract agents of the DNC and scalawags, and that somehow, through mass consciousness, no candy or flowers shall EVER be sent to Tony's room. (And satanists: do your thing!)

Whereas WE (of the good RNC) wish Mrs. Edwards the very, very best! (And we love your house!)

Tony is a good guy, and a f... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Tony is a good guy, and a fellow Davidson grad.

Anyone who can't "get" the fact that he is a straight-shooter, and a decent human being in a place where there are few, then I'd have to question your decency.

Good luck, Tony!

I love the way Tony schoole... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

I love the way Tony schooled the entire clueless W.H. press corps on the detainee bill. David Gregory still doesn't understand what the proposed law was.

It's astounding that Tony could be so clear and completely forthcoming, but the lib slobs couldn't figure it out. And, Tony's not even a lawyer.

And through it all, Tony repressed what must have been incredible frustration that he was, in essence, having to school these pathetic creatures who believe themselves the vanguard of our "Right to Know." And he conducted himself with class.

Which is more than you can say for his detractors.

Yes, Tony is having surgery... (Below threshold)
Joe:

Yes, Tony is having surgery! It's the cranium/rectual surgery that he opted for, as he just can spin the BS like he used to.
Just hope they do the proper procedure so it works for him.

Brian: "He's just trotting ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Brian: "He's just trotting out this "growth" to temper the sympathy Edwards was getting!"

Yes, Tony & Karl Rove transitioned the "Hurricane Generation Machine" to "Create a Colon Growth" that was sufficiently realistic enough to "fool" all those stupid Oncologists who are known to be easily fooled about potentially cancerous growths, and what for? Why, according to Brian, for the express purpose of "temper"-ing "the sympathy Edwards was getting."

Clearly, Brian "questions" the timing.

BryanD: "No one shovelled the neo-con shit like this character."

I think we are all still waiting for the moment when a lefty, ANY lefty, can provide a coherent explanation of exactly what criteria must exist for someone to labeled a "neo-con". Of course, I have illusions about that happening today.

"no illusions" about that h... (Below threshold)
Drago:

"no illusions" about that happening today

Drago, go look up "sarcasm"... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Drago, go look up "sarcasm", "irony", and "facetious" in the dictionary.

NeoCon=Jews. That is it pla... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

NeoCon=Jews. That is it plain and simple. You would not expect lefties to be openly anti-semetic now would you? I wish Tony well. He is a very civil man. You don't have to agree with him to realize that. Civility is something that is lost on the lefties. ww

I find it funny that the le... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

I find it funny that the lefties, as usual, wish ill will on a conservative --- and then whine when conservatives dare to mention it.
-=Mike

I find it funny that the... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I find it funny that the lefties, as usual, wish ill will on a conservative --- and then whine when conservatives dare to mention it.

I find it funny that some righties, as usual, wish ill will on a liberal --- and then when some lefties wish ill will on a conservative, the righties get all upset about how some lefties wish ill will on a conservative and then whine when conservatives dare to mention it, and then whine when liberals dare to mention it.

Brian, fuck off, you idiot.... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Brian, fuck off, you idiot.

Mitchell apparently got one... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Mitchell apparently got one of those sixth-graders in CO to help craft that response.




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